Originally Posted by grampakoot
Does anyone have experience turning off Hwy 15 just north of Las Vegas and taking NV 147 and 166 to 93 and on to Brenda.?
Good route, no problem for any size rig.
However, instead of turning off onto NV-147...which means you still have to navigate through some of the Las Vegas traffic...you might consider turning off onto NV-168 from US-93, get on I-15 for a short distance north (toward Utah), getting off at Exit 93, and heading south on NV-169 which will eventually dump you out on NV-166. It's a bit longer, but it's a good road and, IMO, less stressful than trying to drive through any of the Las Vegas traffic.
Taking US-93 will mean going over Hoover Dam, which isn't really a big deal. It can be slow, depending on traffic, and you will have to stop for an inspection before crossing the dam...also not a big deal.
Another route you might want to consider is, instead of taking US-93, head south on US-95 to Vidal Junction and then head east on CA-62 to Parker, AZ, where you'll pick up AZ-95 south. At the junction of AZ-95 and AZ-72, head east on AZ-72 to Ave 42 E. Head south on Ave 42 E to US-60...from there, it's a short trip (about a mile) into Brenda.
By the way, we live in Spokane and spend the winters near Brenda, so we'll be taking this route, too...hopefully, next month sometime (we'll probably take the route outlined in the above paragraph, since the RV park where we stay is at the junction of Ave 42 E and US-60). However, we WON'T try to make the portion from Ash Springs to Brenda all in one day, since that's a trip of over 300 miles. The trip will take *us* at least two days if not three or four!